Cormac McCarthy gana el James Tait Black
Uno de los premios más prestigiosos y antiguos de Gran Bretaña, que se entrega en la Universidad de Edimburgo, el James Tait Black, declaró como ganador este año al verdaderamente huraño (lo que no le impidió aparacer en una entrevista grabada en el show de Oprah Winfrey) Cormac McCarthy y su nueva, y muy exitosa, novela The Road. Se impuso sobre nombres como el de Sarah Waters, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice Munro, James Lasdun y el debutante Ray Robinson. La noticia la dio The Guardian.
Dice la nota: "The American author Cormac McCarthy, long revered for the hardbitten poetry of his novels, has won the UK's oldest and most literary of book awards. The 74-year-old, was awarded the James Tait Black memorial prize, worth £10,000, for his bleak vision of a post-apocalyptic America, The Road. The book won a Pulitzer, the US's pre-eminent literary prizes, earlier this year, and is being widely noised as a strong Nobel contender. The novel describes the journey of a father and son who are heading south in a world where a disaster has occurred, reducing nature to a nuclear-grey winter and humans to savage, scavenging cannibals. While the landscape is scorched and some of the set-piece encounters almost Beckettian, the nightmare vision is leavened by McCarthy's austere language and his description of the powerful bond between the boy and his father."